Sunday, 26 December 2010

Jack Benny

"Give me my golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful woman, and you can keep my golf clubs and fresh air."

Jack Benny

Tuesday, 21 December 2010


A guy was getting ready to tee off on the first hole when a second golfer approached and asked if he could join him. The first said that he usually played alone, but agreed to the twosome.

They were even after the first few holes. The second guy said "We're about evenly matched, how about playing for a pound a hole?" The first guy said that he wasn't much for betting, but agreed to the terms.

The second guy won the remaining sixteen holes with ease.

As they were walking off the course the second guy, busy counting his winnings, confessed that he was the pro at a neighbouring course and liked to pick on suckers. The first fellow then revealed that he was the Parish Priest. The pro, flustered and apologetic, offered to return the money. The Priest said, "You won fair and square and I was foolish to bet with you. Please keep your winnings."

The pro said, "Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?"

"The Priest replied "Well, you could come to Mass on Sunday and make a donation. And, if you want to bring your mother and father along, I'll marry them!"

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Crawley Club Xmas Lunch!

The highly enjoyable Tilgate Seniors Xmas lunch took place at the Crawley Club on 14 December - brilliant photography by Eddie Bowles. Don't you think so Bryan?

A few of the many winners during the year

Winter Eclectic Gavin Grove
Captains Day Ken Pattenden
Hole in One Gavin Grove 15th hole
Jim Kenrick Birthday Trophy George Lockert
Four Seasons Bryan Foster
Singles Trophy Eddie Bowles
Jim Roberts Trophy Bill Crozier

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Seaford Head

When Seaford Head first opened in 1886, it had only twelve holes, but within two years it was an eighteen hole course. The course was built on a Saxon camp whose origins go back to the Iron Age. During the last war, the course was used by the military and for food production. A lone pill box guards against invasion. The war years caused a lot of damage to the course but it was repaired in 1946. Unusually there is an air navigation beacon located on the course, that is used by pilots en route to Gatwick airport and beyond.

Nowadays to say the course is stunning is an understatement. Go and experience the magnificent views of the sea and the South Downs, especially those from the 13th hole onwards, which have panoramic views of the Seven Sisters towards Beachy Head.

And now the golf on Thursday 9 December organised superbly, as always, by Brian Cowie. In first place with a record 48 points was Ivor Blunden. Second and third place respectively with 40 points were Dug Godfrey and Peter Quelch. In fourth place with 38 points was Ron Stocker.

Nearest the pins were won by Peter Quelch, Brian Cowie, Bryan Redley, Bill Crozier and Brian Wood.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Eclectic Round 2

Tilgate senior starters do a magnificent job. Here Starter Bill Power regulates law and order at the beginning of the Eclectic second round. Would you argue with him? I think not!

Round 2 was won by Bryan Foster with 37 points. In second and third place respectively with 36 points were Richard Aldridge and Roger Pearce.